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  •  Spirit, there are so many! (4+ / 0-)

    What do you like?  I'm a big Rhys Bowen fan.  I adored her Evan Evans books about a handsome young constable in Snowdonia who solves mysteries.  Half the characters were named Evans:  Evans the Post, who read everyone's mail before he delivered it, Evans the Meat (the village butcher) and Evans the Law, our hero.

    Bowen has also written some terrific murder mysteries set in turn-of the-20th-century New York, the detective of which is red-haired Molly.  She is very spirited indeed!

    There are the Agatha Raisin books, if you like "cosies."

    And someone here on dailykos pointed me to the The Last Kashmiri Rose, which is about a detective named Joe Sandilands.  These mysteries are set in India or France or England.  They're good too.

    "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

    by Diana in NoVa on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 08:23:29 AM PST

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    •  Diana, thank you so much! These all sound like (1+ / 0-)
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      some fun reading, and I am definitely into escapism through books.  Writing down the author names now!

      Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences. -Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist, essayist, and poet (1850-1894)

      by Spirit of Life on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 10:15:01 AM PST

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